When I am looking in a mirror, I can point out a lot of flaws that most of you would never even notice. The same can be said for other areas of my life also. I know that I am not a great cook, but somehow we have never starved. I know that I am not a great housekeeper, but somehow my house is usually presentable. I know that I am not a great writer, but you somehow figure out what I am trying to tell you.

Can you imagine how it would feel to have one of your greatest weaknesses want to be used by the Lord? This morning I was reading my devotional on Moses and how he was used by the Lord to free the people of Israel. The entire life of Moses is fascinating from his birth to his death. He was not the type man that you would have thought that the Lord would choose to lead His people, but the Lord wanted him for a reason.

When the Lord appeared before Moses in the burning bush, Moses said some of the same things that I could imagine myself saying. The Lord had just told Moses to go to Pharoah and ask him to let the Israelites go.

Exodus 3:11

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

Moses was afraid, and I am sure that all he could think about is how many weaknesses he had. He tried many excuses, but the Lord kept pressing that Moses was the one that He had chosen. Finally, Moses plead with the Lord one last time;

Exodus 3:10-13

10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

I feel for Moses in these few sentences. I am also slow of speech and tongue, so, I can relate to his terror. Even though the Lord’s anger burned against Moses, he still used him to do the will of the Lord. Moses acted like he didn’t have faith in the Lord. Moses acted like he didn’t believe the Lord would do what He had said. Even though Moses doubted and questioned the Lord, He didn’t rebuke him and instead, He put the words in Moses’ mouth so that the message could be delivered.

How many times have you pleaded, “please send someone else?” How many times have you thought that there were other people way smarter or more talented than you? I am not a Bible scholar, and I am not an eloquent writer, but I feel compelled to share my struggles and thoughts for the world to see. Is the Lord using me to do His work? The truth is that I don’t know, but I can hope that He is with me. The one thing that we can take solace in is knowing that the Lord picked everyday ordinary people and used them for His will. I am pretty sure that means people like me and you.

1 Corinthians 1:26-27

26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

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25 Comments

  1. Charlcy L. Green Reply

    A beautiful reminder for us to be willing to go where we are called.You do a great job of sharing Jesus w us!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Charlcy. It is hard to do the things that you don’t feel qualified for.

  2. Oh boy, that was a good one. Hits home. If I waited until I was good enough or qualified I wouldn’t ever do anything. The devil probably likes to parade our deficiencies around just to keep us from serving God.

    • Tania Reply

      You are right about the devil reminding us of the things that we are not proficient in. I try to keep reminding myself that the more we try, the better we get.

  3. Sandra L Cox Reply

    Beautiful message this morning. Let’s go out and let God use us today, tomorrow, …

    • Tania Reply

      I am sure that He is using you daily, Sandra. We are not always privy to the ways of the Lord.

  4. Dana Wells Reply

    Thank you for this. It was well written. It was well said. It was received by a humble heart that needed to read it today. God bless you!!

  5. Regina Kothny Reply

    You are our blessing in many ways! Keep stepping out in faith through your wonderful website. We appreciate YOU!

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Regina, for your encouragement. It is easy to let the devil creep into your thoughts and remind you that you are not capable. BUT, the Lord is capable, and that is what matters.

  6. Dana Buckingham Reply

    Yes, Tania, the Lord IS using you to do His work! This message, like your others, is very encouraging and uplifting. Thank you for your obedience to the Lord.

  7. Wow! The verse from Corinthians got me. And how humbly to be reminded that even Moses was afraid. I always think of him as so strong. But it’s the strength that God gave him. Good one, Tania. Thanks.

  8. Tania I believe God is using you in so many ways. Not everyone is brave enough to share there faith with ppl they know let alone the world. Here you are sharing your faith and fashion with everyone.you may planted seed for God that will never know about ! 👏🏼 Job well done

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